Your Healthcare Team

You will be introduced to the healthcare team involved either at the hospital or at home. It is important to understand their roles and responsibilities and who to contact in different situations. The healthcare team is there to support you or the person you care for during the tube feeding journey.

Depending on the arrangements in your local area, key members of the healthcare team may include:

  • Dietitian based at your local hospital
  • Community dietitian who may visit you at home
  • Doctor
  • GP
  • District or community nurse
  • Nurse of the tube feeding company
  • Local pharmacist.

This website should be used for information purposes only for UK patients and carers of patients who are tube feeding. This information provided does not replace the advice and supervision of a doctor, dietitian, or any other member of the healthcare team. It’s important to follow the advice given to you by your healthcare professional.